This past weekend I attended a wedding for one of my dearest friends. She asked me to make the cake topper for her wedding cake. I gave her a few ideas, and she fell in love with the wood love birds with a message.
I can’t take credit for this idea, and you may have seen these toppers around the web. The ones I have seen, the message is imprinted with burnt letters. I don’t own a wood burner pen, so I went the stenciling route.
It was super duper simple to make. To make this topper, all you need are the following:
Wood birds (Michaels)
Spray paint (optional)
Stencil (letters or words)
2 Skewers trimmed to 6″ inches
Glue (I used wood glue)
The color scheme of the wedding was gold, so I first spray painted each bird gold. Of course, they can be left as is if that’s the look you want to achieve.
Once the birds were dry, I stenciled in with black paint We on one bird and Do on the second. The paint was dabbed on. I made my stencils with my Silhouette out of adhesive vinyl. If you do use an adhesive stencil, be sure to make it less sticky to keep it from removing the paint (if you painted your birds).
Last step, I glued the skewers onto each bird with Gorilla wood glue.
See how simple that was! A simple topper but yet a statement maker… that statement being We Do! ;)